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organogenesis

[awr-guh-noh-jen-uh-sis, awr-gan-oh‐]
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noun
  1. Biology. the origin and development of an organ.
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Also or·ga·nog·e·ny [awr-guh-noj-uh-nee] /ˌɔr gəˈnɒdʒ ə ni/.

Origin of organogenesis

First recorded in 1855–60; organo- + -genesis
Related formsor·ga·no·ge·net·ic [awr-guh-noh-juh-net-ik, awr-gan-oh‐] /ˌɔr gə noʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk, ɔrˌgæn oʊ‐/, adjectiveor·ga·no·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for organogenesis

Historical Examples

  • It cannot be our task to follow all the points of organogenesis of Echinus in detail.

    The Science and Philosophy of the Organism

    Hans Driesch

  • We leave the mesenchyme for a while and study another kind of organogenesis.


British Dictionary definitions for organogenesis

organogenesis

noun
  1. the formation and development of organs in an animal or plant
  2. Also called: organogeny (ˌɔːɡənˈɒdʒənɪ) the study of this process
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Derived Formsorganogenetic (ˌɔːɡənəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjectiveorganogenetically, adverb
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organogenesis in Medicine

organogenesis

(ôr′gə-nō-jĕnĭ-sĭs, ôr-găn′ə-)
n.
  1. The formation and development of the organs of living things.organogeny
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Related formsor′gan•o•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.
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